Japanese Leeks with Yuzu Pepper Paste

Japanese Leeks with Yuzu Pepper Paste

Try these sweet Japanese leeks coated in rich yuzu pepper sauce. If you like, sauté with a bit of meat.

Ingredients: 1 to 2 servings

Japanese leeks (white stalk)
about 100 g
Cooking sake
1 tablespoon
● Oyster sauce
1 teaspoon
● Water
1 teaspoon
● Soy sauce
1/2 teasoon
● Yuzu pepper
to taste
Bonito flakes
to taste
Vegetable oil
as needed


1. Cut the white stalk of the leek into 4 to 5 cm bite-sized pieces. Combine the ● ingredients.
2. Heat oil in pan and sauté the leeks. Turn them over while lightly browning, add sake, reduce to low heat, then cover with a lid.
3. Once they are cooked through to the desired tenderness, add the combined ● ingredients, briskly coat the leeks in the sauce, then immediately remove from the heat. Transfer to a dish, sprinkle with bonito flakes, then serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love all types of onions, so I enjoy coming up with various way to cook them.